RELEVANCE OF GANDHIAN PHILOSOPHY AMONG THE YOUNG POPULATION
Author(s):
Mr. Munindra Gogoi, Mr. Nirupam Phukan
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Few people born like Mohan Das Karamchand Gandhi(1868 – 19480) in the world whose life cannot be separated from his thought. Infect whatever he thought was reflected in his work. His thought was as solid as gold as concrete that reflect in his task in his life himself. His innovative thinking pushed him to sky height that cannot be touched until and unless one becomes as great as him. His thought was not for one but all soul of the earth where every one will be independent for his own shake and helpful for all as well without harming other. Gandhi’s idea was the synthesis of Tolstoy and Ruskin’s ideas. Tolstoy’s book “ The Kingdom of God within You” and Ruskin’s “Unto This Last” had a great influenced on Gandhi. Gandhi’s concept of egalitarianism, Simplicity, asceticism were shape his economic idea. Gandhian economics is based on ethical foundation. The three basic principles of Gandhian economics was Truth, Nonviolence, dignity of labour and simplicity (Vakil1978). Deferring from modern capitalism he stress on village republic decentralisation, bread labour, Village surbodoya, and dissociation from machinery and industrialization and develop the doctrine of truth ship and self control and he was also in favour of total prohibition. His ideas was so solid it would have been possible to complete poverty eradication and sustainable development if his ideas will properly implemented in India. Pandit Jawarharalal Neheru, the first prime Minster of India considering the large scale prevalence of poverty rethink of gandhian economy for complete poverty eradication. Dr. Ropsus observed how wrongly India has been following the materialistic socialism rather than Gandhian human wisdom. Despite the relevance of Gandhian thought his economic ideas has been neglected in India during post independence era. Thus this paper made an attempt to justify the Gandhian economy in present day context.
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Unique Paper ID: 152657

Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 8, Issue 3

Page(s): 1109 - 1111
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